snitch

noun
\ ˈsnich How to pronounce snitch (audio) \

Definition of snitch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: one who snitches : tattletale

snitch

verb (1)
snitched; snitching; snitches

Definition of snitch (Entry 2 of 3)

snitch

verb (2)
snitched; snitching; snitches

Definition of snitch (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to take by stealth : pilfer

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Other Words from snitch

Verb (1)

snitcher noun

Examples of snitch in a Sentence

Noun several men were sentenced to prison based on the now-questionable testimony of a jailhouse snitch
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Davis was convicted by jurors at a second trial, but the verdict was overturned after a judge determined prosecutors had failed to turn over information about a jailhouse snitch who claimed Davis had confessed to the killing. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, 1 June 2021 Since the conviction, a jailhouse snitch recanted his testimony that Kensu had confessed, and a federal judge overturned his sentence after finding, in part, that his lawyer provided ineffective counsel by never calling a crucial alibi witness. NBC News, 21 Mar. 2021 An article last Sunday about snitch culture referred incorrectly to the recipient of a selfie from inside the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6. New York Times, 7 Mar. 2021 Somebody in Heidi Cruz’s close circle of friends is a snitch. Dahleen Glanton, chicagotribune.com, 24 Feb. 2021 But accusing someone of being a snitch is also a huge deal. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, 6 Nov. 2020 Featuring jailhouse snitch Paul Skalnik, a witness in 35 Florida cases who helped send dozens to jail, including four to death row. Nina Zafar, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2020 One of them, alleged slammer Cornelius Garrison III, was shot to death Sept. 24 in a Gentilly residence, and authorities suspect he might have been killed to silence a snitch. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 17 Oct. 2020 That’s the strange thing about it—feeling like a snitch or a cop. Matt Ortile, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In Anchorage, children were offered rewards to snitch on bootleggers and still locations. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Nov. 2020 Cardoza-Moore questioned why the school would encourage parents to snitch on one another and what would happen if a parent violates the waiver. Caleb Parke, Fox News, 22 Aug. 2020 The Red Sox and Yankees snitched on one another in 2017, resulting in fines and the revelation of Apple Watch usage (Red Sox) and an unfounded accusation of a YES network camera that doubled as a sign decoder. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2020 Eric Paschall ✔ @epaschall Doug Collins was not going to snitch lol! Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2020 Add those infractions to the incessant lying, snitching, backstabbing, and accusations of alcoholism, and yeah...I'm sure you'd be exhausted, too. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 7 Feb. 2020 But the shooter might not get very far since Blanca heard the gunshot on her way to arrest Ghost for the murder of Terry Silver, thanks to Dre’s continued snitching ways. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 4 Nov. 2019 That means calling out the perpetrators, taking on the no-snitching culture as well as also providing hope, jobs, opportunities and a healthier way of living life for those mostly behind the murder and mayhem. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, 1 Nov. 2019 But they are also assumed to snitch on dissenters, leaving many Chinese students afraid to speak their minds. The Economist, 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of snitch

Noun

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1801, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snitch

Noun

origin unknown

Verb (2)

probably alteration of snatch

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Time Traveler for snitch

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The first known use of snitch was circa 1785

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Last Updated

11 Jun 2021

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“Snitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snitch. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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snitch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snitch

informal + disapproving : a person who tells someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done : someone who snitches

snitch

verb
\ ˈsnich How to pronounce snitch (audio) \
snitched; snitching

Kids Definition of snitch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

snitch

verb
snitched; snitching

Kids Definition of snitch (Entry 2 of 3)

snitch

noun
plural snitches

Kids Definition of snitch (Entry 3 of 3)

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